This morning, the Calendars Committee called roll and voted to move HB 25, a bill targeting transgender children, in less than one minute, with zero discussion, zero deliberation.
More than 5x as many people showed up in opposition than in favor during the committee hearing last week. Despite irrefutable evidence that #HB25 will harm innocent children and overwhelming opposition to it the committee voted to move it to the full House floor.
This is unconscionable.

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14 Oct
Representative Swanson is now laying out HB 25 in the House. You can watch live or follow along as we'll tweet the full hearing.…
Please note: bill supporters will only refer to transgender girls as "biological males" throughout this hearing because they want to erase the humanity of and recognition of trans people as real, full, and equal human beings.
Swanson speaks about 332,000 girls in UIL sports in Texas as "not a small number" but she somehow believes that a handful of transgender girls — none she can cite in Texas — participating in sports would destroy athletics for those 332k.
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13 Oct
HB 25, a bill that cruelly excludes transgender children from everyday activities, like sports, paints them as a danger, and gives their bullies permission to do the same, will be heard on the House floor tomorrow.
Ask Speaker Phelan to stop it -->
For months, we have been ringing the alarm about the unequivocal harm that filing, hearing, and debating anti-trans bills has had on our community and could have on our community.
What we worried most about is happening now — the relentless bullying we have witnessed in committee hearings and press conferences at the Capitol has trickled down to our schools and our communities.
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12 Apr
Senator Hall is now presenting SB 1311 to the TX Senate State Affairs committee. SB 1311 is meant to "discourage" doctors from providing affirming medical care to trans youth by prohibiting liability insurance from covering those procedures.
He has already cited "the body God created" and called affirming treatment "mutilation" and "experimental," both of which are completely false.
He also believes that "when left to nature's God," the "natural cure" to gender dysphoria is puberty and called physicians who offer affirmative best-practice, life-saving care "so-called doctors."
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